Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

Unprecedented Safe Racing Highlights Del Mar's 80th Season

Monday, September 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
With the national spotlight on equine safety and welfare, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 80th summer meeting today as the safest major racetrack in the United States for the second consecutive year. After...

Double Stakes Winner Catalina Cruiser Voted Horse of the Meet

Monday, September 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Catalina Cruiser © Benoit Photo Catalina Cruiser, who completed the unprecedented double of winning the San Diego Handicap and Pat O’Brien Stakes two years in a row, was selected Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting...

Hronis Racing Sets Records in Taking Fifth Owner Title

Monday, September 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Kosta and Pete Hronis Hronis Racing swept to their fifth Del Mar owner title during the course of Del Mar’s 36-day summer season, winning nine races and a record $1,441,077 in purses. Among those nine...

Five-Win Days Propel Prat, O'Neill to Jockey and Trainer Titles

Monday, September 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Doug O'Neill © Benoit Photo Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th...

What a Workout! Sunday Silence's Day in the Del Mar Sun

Friday, August 30th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Sunday Silence and jockey Patrick Valenzuela working at Del Mar on 9-9-89. By Hank Wesch Thoroughbred workouts can be gold, or fool’s gold. Gold when they prove to be an indicator of readiness for a...

Del Mar's Bing Crosby Racing Season Returns Nov. 8 - Dec. 1

Thursday, August 29th, 2019   (1 year ago)
The 15-day fall meet features two free concerts, delectable food and drink events and top Thoroughbred racing.

14 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Nov. 8

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its sixth fall racing meet – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 14 stakes worthy $1,950,000 scheduled during a...

Horse Trainers and Disappointment: They Know Each Other Well

Friday, August 23rd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Trainer Richard Mandella © Del Mar Photo By Mac McBride “I’ve got a lot of experience with disappointments. This game will do that to you.” - Mel Stute, retired horse trainer Mr. Horse Trainer, please...

Hellmers Crushes Exacta To Win Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Christian Hellmers © Benoit Photo Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total...

Higher Power, Prat Win $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Higher Power © Benoit Photo Higher Power, a late-developing four-year-old colt piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider, Flavien Prat, swept into command turning into the stretch and continued on strongly to win the Grade I...